Judge Continues Status Conference in Murder Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a murder defendant’s felony status conference. 

Nequan Carthens is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Lagioria Brinkley, on March 20, on the 1900 block of 16 Street, SE. Brinkley, 36, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died on the scene.  

According to court documents, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)  were able to identify the defendant using key witness reports and surveillance footage. Carthens, 20, was arrested on March 26.

Carthens defense attorney, Kevann Gardner, said that he and the prosecution are working towards a possible resolution. 

Judge Danya Dayson decided to continue the felony status hearing to May 3. 

Emily Pengelly wrote this article.